Hope for Firefighters Fundraiser Returns

It’s time once again to head to Bunker Hill for food, a good cause and the amusing sight of corporate teams trying to lug large water buckets. The 22nd annual Hope for Firefighters fundraiser returns on Thursday, June 6, at Bank of America Plaza at 333 S. Hope St. The three-hour event starts at 11:30 a.m.

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There will be more than two dozen fire stations on hand, serving everything from tri-tip to strawberry shortcake; tickets for the meal are $9 and desserts are $3. Proceeds from the event benefit the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund; the event was founded in 1998 after three LAFD firefighters died in a helicopter crash. Past events have raised more than $100,000.

The highlight is the muster games, where various non-firefighters compete in donning fire gear, toting buckets and other activities. More information is at hopeforfirefighters.org.